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Trapping airborne particles by Jumping-droplet condensation on superhydrophobic surface

Project description

An easier way to clean the air

The respiratory system is one of the main routes of exposure (inhalation) of microscale particles in polluted air. Trapping airborne particles by water droplets is the most widely used method to reduce the particle concentration in polluted air. This method, however, requires specialised equipment and a large amount of energy. The EU-funded TrapJump project will develop a new approach using abundant self-jumping droplets generated during condensation on a superhydrophobic surface. It will use cutting-edge confocal microscopy to analyse the condensing droplet wetting dynamics. It will also investigate the effects of jumping droplet characteristics on the particle-droplet interaction from a single-droplet perspective. The findings will make a conceptual breakthrough in mitigating air pollution without additional energy consumption.

Coordinator

MAX-PLANCK-GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FORDERUNG DER WISSENSCHAFTEN EV
Net EU contribution
€ 174 806,40
Address
Hofgartenstrasse 8
80539 Munchen
Germany

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Region
Bayern Oberbayern München, Kreisfreie Stadt
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00